We have just received a copy of this photo which we have good reason to believe is of our Police Rugby Team about to embark on an overseas  tour.   There sure are a host of characters in the team and I wonder if anyone can recall where and when it was taken?  Where they were headed? How did they fare on the tour? And most important who is in the photo?

These blow-ups below are intended to assist those who may have failing eyesight
as a result of having  too many blows to the head as a result of scrummaging!

Blow-up 1

Blow-up 2

 


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Maurice Pett
Charlottesville was far too serious for an end of season tour. The Commonwealth Cup organised by Univ. of Virginia was a knockout competition and involved two groups of four clubs. If you got to the final you played FOUR games in two days. We shared a motel with Manhatten RFC who we played and beat in the first round. This was great because they were captained by ex-Teachers RFC captain, Eric Jones. I damaged a hamstring and Jeff Baker suffered from heatstroke/dehydration in this game. We lost in 2nd round to Washington RFC (the campers in the woods). We then played LSU in a makeup game which we won handily, so we won two of our three tour games. I have a photo of us socialising with Manhatten on our motel porch. I think some of them were happy to go out in the 1st round, it was very hot and this was a tough competition. We did a PR job with Charlottesville P.D, and co-hosted a "party in the park" for the Unversity. We had taken adequate supplies !! All in all an enjoyable tour. Moby
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Maurice Pett
This photo was taken against the Vesey St wall at Nationals. Between Ivan Davies and Dave Lunn is Keith Melville and Lunny and Bill Nixon is Chris Garde. Harry Mesham is correct. This is NOT a photo of the Charlottesville tour party. I have a copy of the official photo which was taken on PRC patio.It also shows me as captain, but Bill Buchanan was captain on the tour. I think this is the season when Jeff got injured halfway through and I became captain, the fact that Jeff is not kitted-up in the photo makes me think this. Moby
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Roger Sherratt
Hi Davie,

As you are aware, we have been esperiencing difficulties with our Comments column but we finally appear to have sorted out the issues. I'm delighted to see your comments listing the names of most of the players and I'll make further enquries to see if we can fill in the blanks, and also advise when and where it was taken, although I suspect you';ne already named the corrected location.

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Davie Kerr
I can't see anyone else's comments on this pic although I'm sure there are some, but I don't think that it would be taken at Nationals if it was for an outgoing tour as such pics were usually taken outside Prospect PRC.
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Davie Kerr
HAS to be taken at Nationals: where else for a rugby team pic?
Back from L:- Pete Stubbs, Jeff Baker, Ivan Davies, ?, Dave Lunn, ?, Bill Nixon, Paul Field, Ron Beech, Colin Mackenzie, Willie McCracken, John Williams.
Front from L:- Pat O'Riordan, Tom Chasser, Paul Davies, John Dale, Moby Pett, Pat McBride, Pete Counsell, ?Harry Messham?, John Price.


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